Winfield and Elsberry’s track and field squad’s earned several honors at the Crusader Invitational at St. Dominic High School in O’Fallon on April 9.
Highlighting the performances was Winfield’s boys track team. The team of Austin Carson, Seth Wilder, Xavier Baldwin and Cody Mense shattered the school record in the 4X100 meter relay event with a time of 44.44 to take first place.
Individually, Carson also shined for the Warriors, earning first-place honors in the 100 and 200-meter dash.
Elsberry’s Josiah Heras raced to a first-place finish in the 400-meter dash.
Winfield’s Greg Penrod also had a great showing in the event, winning the shot put competition, and placing second in the javelin.
Senior Kannon Schutte won the high jump competition for the Warriors.
Baldwin and Matthew Hyde placed second and third, respectively, in the 300-meter hurdles for Winfield.
On the girls side, Winfield junior Kendall Klewer took home top honors in the javelin competition, and Elsberry junior Lillian Smith finished third in the same event.
Winfield’s Kiley Kukan was the top performer overall for the Warriors, however. The freshman took home third-place honors in the 100 and 200-meter dash races, and a second-place finish in the triple jump.
Sophomore Kade Berry finished third in both the 1600 and 3200-meter races for Winfield, respectively. The Warriors’ girls track team were narrowly edged out for first place by host St. Dominic in the 4X100 meter relay race, and finished third in the 4X200 meter relay race.
In addition to her performance in the javelin completion, Smith placed third in the 300-meter hurdles to finish as the Indians’ top performer at the Crusader Invitational.